Who said Americans don't have any taste? Just a glance at...

salmagundi

July 13, 1995

Who said Americans don't have any taste? Just a glance at a recent Nielsen ratings survey for cable television networks illustrates the kind of cultural taste prevalent in the U.S. of A. these days.

Here are the top 15 cable shows from the week of June 26-July 2:

No. 1. "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Turner Broadcasting Station, 2.86 million homes.

No. 2. NBA Draft, Turner Network Television, 2.53 million homes.

No. 3. "Trading Places," USA Network, 2.39 million homes.

No. 4. "Jaws," TBS, 2.37 million homes.

No. 5. WWF wrestling, USA, 2.30 million homes.

No. 6. "Rugrats," Nickelodeon (NICK)2.27 million homes.

No. 7. "Rugrats," NICK, 2.22 million homes.

No. 8. NASCAR Winston Cup, ESPN, 2.17 million homes.

No. 9. "Rugrats," NICK, 2.16 million homes.

No. 10. "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters," NICK, 2.11 million homes.

No. 11. "Rugrats," NICK, 2.05 million homes.

No. 12. "Doug," NICK, 1.98 million homes.

No. 13. "Rugrats," NICK, 1.96 million homes.

No. 14. "Ren & Stimpy Show," NICK 1.91 million homes.

No. 15. "Doug," NICK, 1.86 million homes.

How's that for culture? And they say our kids don't contribute anything to our society! Stay tuned for the next Nielsen cable TV ratings.

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